Aviation security is designed to safeguard Australia's civil aviation operations against “acts of unlawful interference”.
All versions of the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 are available via Comlaw from here.
The TravelSECURE website provides traveller-friendly security information for domestic and international air travellers.
Please contact the Office of Transport Security in your state or territory for a copy of the Aviation Security Risk Context Statement of February 2013.
The Aviation Security Identification Card, Visitor Identification Card and the Temporary Aircrew Card form part of a layered approach to aviation security providing an assurance that only authorised persons are able to access secure areas of a security controlled airport.
The Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 require regulated aviation industry participants to have an approved transport security program. Follow the above link to guidance to assist in the preparation of a transport security program.
The Screening Officer is a defined job role with the minimum training and qualification requirements stipulated under regulation 5.06 of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005. The Department, in collaboration with industry, has developed job-role specific qualifications that reflect the skills and knowledge required for aviation screening officers in Australia.
Airport Watch, ‘a national security awareness program’, will help to enhance the reporting, detection and resolution of suspicious or criminal activity at all of Australia's major airports. Follow the link to find out more details.
Guidelines for funding applications relating to the Strengthening Aviation Security Initiative.
The Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 impose notification obligations and, in some cases, particular escort requirements for persons in custody travelling on any prescribed aircraft.
The Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 require all aviation industry participants and their employees to report to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development all known threats and incidents of unlawful interference with aviation. The Department can be notified of an incident using the Aviation Security Incident Report form. Information and guidance material to assist industry participants with the reporting of aviation security incidents is also available.
The Aviation Security Advisory Forum (ASAF) is a forum through which senior representatives from industry and government share and discuss views on aviation security matters of an operational, legal, policy and regulatory nature.
ASAF seeks to achieve, maintain and, where appropriate, improve aviation transportation security throughout Australia. ASAF oversees a series of working groups that consider issues relating to identity, cargo, training, technology, legislation and other matters relating to aviation security.
Participation in ASAF is by invitation and generally includes senior executives from major industry stakeholders, Government agencies and a representative from the Regional Industry Consultative Meeting (RICM).
The purpose of the Regional Industry Consultative Meeting (RICM) is to facilitate a constructive industry-government exchange of views on regional aviation security issues of an operational, legal, policy or regulatory nature.
RICM seeks to capitalise on the regional aviation security expertise available within industry and Government to achieve, maintain and, where indicated, improve aviation transportation security throughout regional Australia.
Every aviation industry participant with a transport security program, local and federal police and industry representative bodies have a standing invitation to attend RICM.
The Aviation Security Branch provides policy advice to the Australian Government on aviation security, sets standards for aviation security measures, and tests, monitors and evaluates compliance with those standards, policies and procedures consistent with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005. Follow the above link for further details.